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Robb Stark – Richard Madden

Richard Madden, "Robb Stark": The former king in the North stayed in the upper latitudes for Discovery's "Klondike." In the miniseries, based on Charlotte Gray's 2010 historical bestseller "Gold Diggers," Madden plays real-life prospector Bill Haskell in the late 1800s Canadian gold rush, forced to battle both the elements and other desperate "stampeders" for gold and for their lives. For those who blame the Red Wedding on Robb Stark's youth and stupidity, the sight of him freezing his tail off in a snowstorm on an iced-over lake will probably make you smile. You'll have to wait for a while to find him back in fantasyland, though. He's playing Prince Charming in Kenneth Branagh's live-action "Cinderella," due out in 2015; hopefully, that royal turn will end with less bloodshed than his first.

Dead But Not Forgotten: New Roles for 9 Out-of-Work 'Game of Thrones' Actors

Most actors would hate to find out that their characters had been killed off, but for those with roles on "Game of Thrones," dying is a badge of honor. And, it turns out, death can do wonders for your career. Here's a rundown of what nine of the show's biggest early departures are up to now. — Robert Chan, Yahoo TV

"Game of Thrones" Season 4 premieres Sunday, April 6 at 9 p.m. on HBO.